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Blockades continue as councillors wave next Wallum certificate through

A second subdivision works certificate for the Wallum estate was signed off by a majority of councillors last week, who again argued that they have no legal standing to further impede an approved development.

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Buzz Byron Bay, brewing unforgettable moments with a tuk-tuk twist

In the charming coastal haven of Byron Bay, where laid-back vibes meet bespoke experiences, there’s a new buzz in...

‘No-one ever came back but all reports indicate it’s lovely,’ and so begins this wickedly funny play about death and motherhood. Directed by the Drill’s accomplished artistic director, Liz Chance, Ghosting the Party tells the story of three generations of women who face questions of mortality and life with rigour, honesty and humour.

New insights into great white shark behaviour off California coast

Marine scientists using tracking devices have been able to shine a spotlight on the behaviour of great white sharks...

Wallum ponds

There are currently two proposed developments in the Byron Shire that will endanger, if not locally exterminate, frog species.  Many...

Having fun in the Playground

Playground is a well-established event that will go off at Coorabell Hall on Saturday. For over two years, three long-term local DJ’s – Pob, Curly Si and Halo – have been curating this rhythmic happening. Their pedigree is assured and they guarantee the best underground electronic music and a loyal crew that bring a big-hearted vibe. On Saturday they’ll be bringing the dance to the hills.

2022 flood data quietly made public  

The long-awaited state government analysis of the 2022 flood in the shire’s north is now available on the SES website.

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National inquiry highlights the importance of shopping locally

The final report of the Inquiry into Price Gouging and Unfair Pricing Practices released last month revealed big business has worsened the cost-of-living crisis...

Organic Awareness month at Santos

Santos Organics is celebrating Organic Awareness month this September, and welcoming spring! ‘With all of our organic products meeting the stringent requirements of our...

Santos’ approval to drill for gas north of the Tiwi Islands invalid

In a landmark decision, the Federal Court of Australia has invalidated Santos’ approval to drill for gas in the sea north of the Tiwi Islands.

Santos lobbies Morrison government for pipeline

Santos lobbied the Morrison Government to subsidise a gas pipeline that would enable its controversial Narrabri gas project, new documents released under FOI reveal.

Legal obstacle to Narrabri Gas Project

A community group has launched a legal appeal against the NSW Independent Planning Commission’s approval of the controversial Narrabri Gas Project, in the state’s north west.

New CSG enquiry – NSW government dropped the ball

Back in 2013 the state government led by Barry O’Farrell commissioned the chief scientist, professor Mary O’Kane, to conduct a comprehensive review of CSG-related activities, focusing on the human health and environmental impacts of unconventional gas.

Farmers and traditional custodians protest Pilliga pipeline

North-west NSW farmers were joined by a traditional custodian last week at a protest outside the Sydney annual general meeting of the company that plans to build a gas pipeline to Santos’s controversial Narrabri coal seam gas scheme.

Film asks for submissions against Santos EIS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_kxWi6_MWY Several years in the making, fossil fuel extraction company Santos released their Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Narrabri Gas Project on February 21...

Who pays when food is cheap?

Government subsidies, exploitive labour practices, and costs to land are the reason conventional food is too cheap, and organic food relatively expensive, according to the US Cornucopia Institute, a tax-exempt public-interest group.

Santos Organics grants now available

Santos Organics are inviting local not-for-profits to submit an application for a share of $40,000 in grant funding.

Ancient brewing tradition honoured

An annual event and brewing ritual to honour ancient brewing traditions was held at Stone & Wood’s Byron brewery last week.

New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

Domestic violence service calls for urgent action to address crisis

Relationships Australia NSW is calling for urgent intervention from the NSW government to address men’s violence against women, following the horrific murder of Molly Ticehurst.

Menacing dog declaration revoked

After an emotional deputation from the owner of the dog involved, Ballina Shire Council has this morning revoked a menacing dog declaration for the kelpie Lilo, which was brought into effect following a bite in July 2022.